Sports World: Norris wins maiden Asian Tour crown

Norris wins maiden Asian Tour crown

TAIPEI • South African Shaun Norris won his first Asian Tour golf title with a closing four-under 68 to overhaul Filipino Miguel Tabuena and claim the weather-truncated Tournament Players Championship in Taiwan yesterday.

His 204 total edged out overnight leader Tabuena (73) by two shots as he claimed the US$500,000 (S$697,000) tournament that was reduced to 54 holes after bad weather on Friday.

Singapore's Mardan Mamat ended with a 75 to finish tied for 63rd on 218. REUTERS

'Life's work' cannot be destroyed: Blatter

GENEVA • Sepp Blatter, who is appealing a 90-day suspension from Fifa, said yesterday he would fight to defend his reputation.

"I'm a fighter," he told the Swiss weekly Schweizer am Sonntag. "They can destroy me, but they can't destroy my life's work."

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Lin grateful for fans' support in China

SHENZHEN (China) • Jeremy Lin, the National Basketball Association's first Chinese-American player, said yesterday he was surprised by Chinese fans' support as his team, the Charlotte Hornets, beat the Los Angeles Clippers in a pre-season game in Shenzhen.

Playing an NBA game in China for the first time, the 27-year-old said he felt "thankful" for the support after his side won the match 106-94.

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